Community Outreach

Greater Binghamton REALTORS® live and breathe our motto, “Believing in Our Community”. REALTORS® take action, both individually and as an Association, to proactively support both the economic and social health of our community.

REALTORS® are frequently the voice representing homeowners, advocating at the National, State and Local levels on important issues such as retaining the mortgage interest deduction or keeping the cost of flood insurance affordable. REALTORS® also fight to keep State and Local Officials from increasing taxes on the real estate transaction. They also sound the call for property tax relief for homeowners.

Greater Binghamton REALTORS® are at the forefront of serving the community in which we live and work. REALTOR® volunteer efforts and monetary contributions focus on serving those in need in our Community. Whether it be volunteer help and financial assistance for flood victims, or support for kids with serious illnesses, or sending care packages to local men and women serving in the Armed Forces overseas, community support initiatives have always been an integral element of our mission as an organization. In 2012, our efforts were recognized by the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce when we were named Greater Binghamton's “Community Advocate of the Year”.

Community Outreach Articles

Answers to Common STAR questions (See Q14 answer to most common question)

Answers to Common STAR questions (See Q14 answer to most common question)

https://tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-2016-tp-faqs.htm

Questions and answers for homeowners about the new STAR Credi

Drones - NAR's thoughts

Just last week new rulings led to this post regarding Drones:

http://www.realtor.org/news-releases/2016/06/commercial-drone-use-set-to-take-flight-with-release-of-faa-rule

Read NAR's input regar

New STAR tax credit guidelines and registration

State Tax and Finance Department releases new STAR tax credit guidelines and registration

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has published a form for distribution to new homeowners pr

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ADMINISTER A PORTION OF THE HUD LEAD HAZARD GRANT FOR 2016-2018

There are Broome County monies available for Lead Paint Rehabilitation\Remediation of up to $17,500 for single-family, owner-occupied dwellings, or $11,929 for any rental unit.

Local Market Activity for Greater Binghamton Association of REALTORS per NYSAR - December 2015

Please see attached file for the December 2015 Local Real Estate Market Activity report provided by the New York State Association of REALTORS.